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Santa Fe / New Mexico History Blog

Category: Santa Fe History

Artists

A Vision for New Mexico

Allan Houser is considered to be one of the most important Native American artists of the 20th century. His work is displayed in collections in

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Zozobra & the Rose Bowl

This Fiesta de Santa Fe–themed float was the prize-winning float at the 1950 Rose Bowl Parade. The float was designed in the shape of Zozobra

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Santa Fe History

The Reign of Santa Fe

The creation of the Club Real (Royal Court) in Santa Fe in 1944 helped keep the Fiesta queens and princesses involved for future celebrations. The

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Santa Fe History

Legacy of Diego de Vargas

The Spanish governor responsible for the resettlement of Santa Fe in 1692 was christened Diego Jose de Vargas Zapata Lujan Ponce de Leon y Contreras

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Santa Fe History

An Effigy of Celebration

Created by the artist Will Shuster, Zozobra “Old Man Gloom” has kicked off the Santa Fe Fiesta with the burning of his marionette effigy to

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Santa Fe History

Canyon Road’s Ancient History

The Spaniards named El Camino del Cañón in 1598. Canyon Road provided the indigenous population with water and fertile soil for centuries. The trail that

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New Mexico History

A Month in History

August in an auspicious month in New Mexico history. In numerology the number eight signifies the power to do or be. It also means the

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